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Poster: rmeyers Date: Oct 26, 2010 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Special guests

New here, so hopefully not out of line to ask. Can anyone give recommendations for performances with special guests? I think guest appearances were recorded in deadbase, but not sure where my old copy is. I know of ones I saw personally in the later years such as Santana, John Popper and Steve Miller, and can seach by guests I just know of such as Janis, Duane Allman and Mick Taylor. With so much out there, I assume I am missing some. Thanks

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Oct 26, 2010 5:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

heres a sweet lil show from 1980 with several special guest john cippolina/carlos. i really like the not fade away's with cippolina http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-01-13.sbd.miller.106517.flac16 and i believe the one from the closing of winterland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVbnnkqOxjI&;p=D21421784D3318DC&playnext=1&index=33

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Oct 26, 2010 5:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

Don't forget the Vietnam Vet Benefit at Moscone 5/29/82. A great 2nd set with guests Boz Scaggs and John Cippolina whippin' out the Blues!!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-05-28.sbd.skinner.11362.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Oct 26, 2010 5:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

yeah p.g. great show. i almost did forget. had that one on tape.i like the short and sweet lovelight.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Oct 26, 2010 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

Well, please don't miss this one! Arguably the most famous - and best - of the guest appearances is this entire evening with Branford Marsalis on sax:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1991-09-10.sbd.waddell.89085.sbeok.flac16

Branford played with them several times in the 90's; also there are two appearances by Ornette Coleman that I don't have time to hunt down but should be easily findable.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Oct 26, 2010 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

This one has Spencer Davis, Bob Dylan, AND some kodo drummers. Of course, I went the two nights before and skipped night three ...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-02-12.sbd.miller.89200.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Oct 26, 2010 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

Here's a list from a couple years ago. Perhaps not complete, but useful:

"Does anyone have a list of shows on IA that have guest performers like Branford or are they even posted here since only the Boys have given permission? "



Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: February 21, 2008 01:15:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guest performers

STEVEN STILLS
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-10.sbd.gerland.10986.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-04-16.fob-miller.set2.23851.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-04-17.sbd.fink.14941.sbeok.shnf

DAVID CROSBY
9/10/72, 12/31/72 on Dark Star, The Other One and Morning Dew
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-09-10.sbd.patched.greenberg-powell.22793.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-12-31.prefm.vernon.20559.sbeok.shnf

GRACE SLICK
doing a drunken rap before being led away:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-10-09.sbd.vernon.5249.sbeok.shnf

ALLMAN BROTHERS
Allman Brothers Dickie Betts & Berry Oakley on NFA>GDTRFB>Hey Bo Diddley:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-07-16.sbd-aud.cotsman.11258.sbeok.shnf
and with the Allman Brothers & the Band on NFA, Mountain Jam & JB Goode
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-07-28.sbd.weiner.14196.sbeok.shnf

FLEETWOOD MAC
at the bust benefit in New Orleans following the Grateful Dead's arrest. Fantastic Lovelight with Peter Green joining Pigpen's rap:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-02-01.sbd.kaplan.9629.sbeok.shnf
The classic 2/11/70 with Pater Green, Danny Kirwin and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac along with Greg & Duane Allman, Butch Trucks & Berry Oakley of the ABB for the Dark Star>Spanish Jam>Lovelight
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-02-11.early-late.sbd.sacks.90.sbefail.shnf

CARLOS SANTANA
http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-08-22.sbd.barbella.4795.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-08-23.sbd.gardner.4233.sbeok.shnf

BOB DYLAN
Poster: bowen Date: February 20, 2008 06:46:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guest performers
6/26/86 Metrodome, Minneapolos, Minn Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
7/2/86 Rubber Bowl, Akron, Ohio Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Dylan played with the Dead on Don't Think Twice
7/4/86 Rich Stadium, Orchard Park NY Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
7/6/86
7/7/86 RFK Stadium, Washington DC Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Dylan played with the Dead on a few songs on 7/7
5/87 Club Front, San Rafael, Ca Studion Rehearsal with Dylan
7/4/87 Schaefer Stadium, Foxboro, Mass Third set and encore with Dylan
7/10/87 JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, Pa Third set with Dylan
7/12/87 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ Third set and encore with Dylan
7/19/87 Autzen Stadium, Eugene Or Third set and encore with Dylan
7/24/87 Oakland Stadium, Oakland, Ca Third set and encore with Dylan
7/26/87 Stadium, Anaheum, Ca Third set and encore with Dylan
2/12/89 Great Western Forum, Inglewood Ca Dylan played with the Dead on a few songs
10/17/95 Madison Square Garden, NYC Dylan played with the Dead on the Encore
6/15/95 Franklin Field, Highgate, Vt Dylan and his band Opened
6/18/95
6/19/95 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ Dylan and his band Opened
6/24/95
6/25/95 RFK Stadium, Washington DC Dylan and his band Opened
Garcia played with Dylan on Encores on 6/25

STEVE WINWOOD
Poster: William Tell Date: February 20, 2008 06:24:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guest performers
S Winwood on 11-16-70

BRANFORD MARSALIS
Poster: stratocaster Date: February 20, 2008 06:34:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guest performers
Branford dates are 03-29-1990, 12-31-1990, 09-10-1991, 12-16-1994

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 26, 2010 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

I'll throw Gary Duncan in the mix ,

http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-10-31.set2.matrix.loy.30699.sbeok.flacf

He plays on Spoonful ( my fav by far) > Dark Star .
Worth it .

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Poster: rmeyers Date: Oct 26, 2010 1:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

I forgot about Gary Duncan. Had that show on tape. I lived in the bay area at the time and went to one show in that halloween run, but missed both shows w/ guests. Have to mention Kesey and his poem during dark star. Nice stuff, and heard it was awesome in person. I liked the shows with Etta James & the horns, never heard either. I think I know my dead pretty well, and this forum puts me in my place. Thanks all. Given me some good homework...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 27, 2010 5:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

http://tinyurl.com/2fblgv5

This post was modified by user unknown on 2010-10-28 00:36:33

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 27, 2010 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

Bill , from '05 ! Some posts before the Thanksgiving Day Massacre as well ( Whirlwind I recognize ).

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 26, 2010 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests, 1967-1975

Originally posted by Light into Ashes, July 07, 2009

The Crowded Dead Stage 1967-1975

I've put together a list of all the guest appearances in the Dead's early shows. I don't know of a site that provides a listing like this, and it's likely that I've forgotten or left out some guests, so if anyone notices something missing, please speak up!
This list is mostly limited to electric Dead shows where someone outside the band added a musical contribution. It doesn't include the acoustic sets of 1969-70 (which often had many guests), since I'll be talking about those in another post (that will be a kind of "part II").
It doesn't include the New Riders - though I should at least mention the 3/18/73 New Riders show where Garcia, Weir, and Godchaux all join in.
It doesn't include announcers - some of whom, in the early days, are quite entertaining in their own right.
It doesn't include the collaborations with David Crosby in late '70 (for instance, the PERRO sessions or the 12/15/70 show), which could be a whole separate discussion.
It doesn't include the many tapes of Garcia jamming with other musicians - for instance, Country Joe (the Fillmore West '69 "Donovan's Reef jam"), Jefferson Airplane (Family Dog 9/6/69), the Allman Brothers (Cow Palace 12/31/73), or Doug Sahm (Austin 11/23/72), or various early jams with Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady.

But I did include a couple illuminating non-Dead shows that happen to be on the Archive, where Dead members have a strong presence, as well as the notorious Hartbeats shows since those have so much Dead material.

I've decided to skip the early '66 Acid Tests, since they're so full of audience mikes and Prankster chatter - the Dead themselves were the guests. So we'll start at the dawn of 1967:

12/1/66 Matrix - An unknown blues singer & harmonica player joins the Dead for Yonder's Wall and My Own Fault.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-12-01.sbd.sirmick.26968.sbeok.shnf
1/14/67 Great Human Be-In - During a speedy instrumental Schoolgirl, Charles Lloyd plays flute and does a jazzy, aggressive stream-of-consciousness rap.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-01-14.sbd.vernon.9108.sbeok.shnf
6/18/67 Monterey Festival - This is the earliest version of Alligator we have - at the beginning of Alligator, someone's playing harmonica where the verses should be. It doesn't seem to be Pigpen, since it's off-key (meanwhile he's probably singing into a dead mike) and later in Caution he plays harmonica in his usual style - but I had the impression it might be someone familiar with the song.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-06-18.sbd.mandrake.19586.sbeok.shnf
7/23/67 Straight Theater - Garcia introduces Neal Cassady, who raps for a while while the Dead back him. For the first part they play an instrumental Lovelight (their first known version), then in the second part they get into a minimal 'space' - also the earliest space. Apologies for the link - it seems to be only two minutes (the original record was ten minutes, and even that was an excerpt).
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1967-07-23.sbd.bershaw-wulf.5418.shnf
6/19/68 Carousel Ballroom - After the Lovelight, the Dead stop the music for twenty minutes of audience chanting. For the second half of the show, the Dead are joined by an unknown guitarist, and perhaps Jack Casady.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-06-19.sbd.cotsman.4511.sbeok.shnf
9/20/68 Berkeley - In this snippet of a show, the Dead abort a short Eleven to go into drums - they're joined by two more drummers for a 25-minute drum solo, which ends the show with cries of "Ya, ya, yaketa!" Perhaps equipment or lysergic troubles prevented an Alligator jam - in any case, this must be the longest drum solo until 1978.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1968-09-20.sbd.miller.32900.sbeok.flac16

In October '68, during a temporary firing of Weir and Pigpen, a series of Mickey and the Hartbeats shows started at the Matrix - consisting of Garcia, Hart, sometimes Lesh, and any other musicians that might show up, jamming on a few Dead themes and some freeform explorations. Sometimes it's said that they were auditioning for new Dead members, but this is highly unlikely, since the other players were already in established bands. Garcia may have just wanted to open up a new side-project (we'd certainly see more of those in later years). It's less-known that Lesh isn't even playing during most of these shows - with the exception of 10/30/68, these are mostly Garcia/Casady duets. When Elvin Bishop shows up, the Hartbeats take a definite turn towards standard blues jams.
Not all the Hartbeats shows seem to survive - there are some undated fragments circulating - and occasional Hartbeats shows took place into '69, of which we only have the Aug 28 show with Howard Wales.
10/8/68 - Elvin Bishop & Jack Casady
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-10-08.sbd.belaff.17691.sbeok.shnf
10/10/68 - Jack Casady & 'Marvin' (blues singer & harmonica player)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-10-10.sbd.miller-ladner.4513.sbeok.shnf
10/30/68 - Elvin Bishop
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-10-30.sbd.sacks.1205.sbeok.shnf
12/16/68 - Jack Casady, Spencer Dryden, David Getz
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-12-16.sbd.hartbeats.4529.sbeok.shnf
12/24/68 - Garcia with Elvin Bishop, Steve Miller, Harvey Mandel (not on the Archive)
8/28/69 - Howard Wales
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-08-28.sbd.lepley.4234.sbeok.shnf

1969
Early '69 was a conspicuously guest-free time as the Dead played their limited setlist with Tom Constanten at show after show. As I've mentioned before, in April/May '69 a little setlist upheaval started as the Dead started bringing back bunches of old covers, adding more variety (and sloppiness) to their shows. All of a sudden in late spring, we see a whole torrent of guests taking the stage in Dead shows, which would continue through 1970.

5/29/69 - Santana's drummers join the Dead in the Alligator drum section, and Garcia jams with the percussion; one of them sings a bit in Lovelight.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-29.sbd.jim.14018.sbeok.shnf
5/31/69 - Ken Babbs starts Baby Blue with a sad little rap; he's also heard rapping at length after Cold Rain & Snow.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-31.sbd.oleynick.76.sbeok.shnf
6/6/69 - Jerry is too dosed to play, so Elvin Bishop takes his place for almost the whole show (except Lovelight). Needless to say, we get an extra dose of blues with Smokestack Lightning and Checkin' Up On My Baby. The Lovelight may be the longest ever, at 48 minutes (though some others come close).
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-06.sbd.jupile.9494.sbeok.shnf
6/7/69 - Janis Joplin sings with Pigpen in Lovelight in her usual blues-scat style. (This part of the show suffers from tape deterioration.)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-07.sbd.kaplan.9074.sbeok.shnf
6/8/69 - After an amazing first set, we get no less than two guests - Wayne Ceballos sings Lovelight instead of Pigpen (making it seem twice as long, though Pigpen seems to approve). Then Elvin Bishop (who played guitar in Lovelight) takes over again for a couple blues tunes with Pigpen, Things I Used To Do and Who's Lovin' You Tonight, before Garcia returns.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-08.sbd.cotsman.19285.sbeok.shnf
6/13/69 - Ron Hawkins sings Schoolgirl with Pigpen. Someone plays flute for a bit in the middle of Lovelight, and Ron Hawkins comes back for the raveup at the end.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-13.sbd.barbella.7775.sbeok.shnf
7/7/69 - Deadlists suggests that Gregg Allman is playing organ in Lovelight. I don't think so - I only hear Constanten - but I'm including it here in case I'm mistaken. (In any case, I think this was the first show where they met the Allmans.)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-07-07.sbd.clugston.3116.sbeok.shnf
7/12/69 - Madness breaks loose in Lovelight - Pigpen tries to get Mickey to sing, and Weir gives a mike to an enthusiastic audience member who starts shrieking and hollering the blues: "Let me tell you baby, you're a brown cow, let's go get stoned....."
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-07-12.sbd-aud.hanno.4645.sbeok.shnf
8/3/69 - Very unusual (and anonymous) guests tonight - a fiddle player in Hi-Heel Sneakers, and then saxophone and fiddle in the Dark Star>Alligator>Other One>Caution jam. One of the most unique sets the Dead ever played, though the mix is poor.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-08-03.sbd.miller.30652.sbeok.flac16
8/16/69 - Ken Babbs raps about the "third coast" at the beginning of Lovelight; he also raps for quite a while after Mama Tried.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-08-16.sbd.cotsman.15205.sbeok.shnf
8/21/69 - Charles Lloyd plays flute in Minglewood Blues and China Cat.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-08-21.sbd.cotsman.13850.sbeok.shnf
8/23/69 - After Pigpen has the crowd yell "Howdy!" he asks for a volunteer: "Anyone wanna come up and testify? - anyone, come up and say something! Y'all chicken?" Some crazed fellow takes him up on it and starts screeching, "Woo-hoo! Everybody get it on! Have a good ol' time! Baby baby, do ya feel it?" and makes a little speech.....
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-08-23.sbd.2196.sbeok.shnf
(There are many more Lovelights in '70/71 where Pigpen would give the mike to delirious romantics in the audience. I don't have the heart to seek out any more examples, though.)
9/7/69 - Not the Dead, but Garcia with some of the Jefferson Airplane playing some drunken garage-band oldies from their youth. A rare chance to hear Garcia singing Johnny B Goode (and the first known Big Railroad Blues) - but it's hard to believe he's playing guitar.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-09-07.sbd.dfinney.5808.sbeok.shnf
10/25/69 - Stephen Stills plays guitar in Lovelight.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-10-25.sbd.jagla.81.sbefail.shnf
11/7/69 - After Mama Tried, someone in the audience plays the Star-Spangled Banner on a pennywhistle, to general hilarity - the Dead respond with a few little traditional ditties.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-11-07.sbd.cotsman.6299.shnf
11/8/69 - In the Caution jam just before the Main Ten, someone recites a little poem in a Dylanesque manner. (Released on the Dick's Pick.)
12/10/69 - Stephen Stills plays guitar in Casey Jones, Schoolgirl, and Morning Dew, and sings Black Queen. (He probably played in Lovelight as well, but it cuts after two minutes.) Black Queen is excellent.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-10.sbd.gerland.10986.sbeok.shnf
12/29/69 - Soon after the jam starts in Good Lovin', a disturbed audience member yells into a mike, and they stop for a bit while he's hustled off-stage. This isn't a "guest appearance", but it helps remind us that in many shows (as Garcia occasionally mentions) the stage must have been full of people wandering around - kids, dancers, freaks, and so on.....
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-29.sbd.8044.sbeok.shnf

1970
2/1/70 - Peter Green plays guitar in Lovelight, and even sings for a bit.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-02-01.psbd.cousinit.18121.sbeok.shnf
2/4/70 - Though it wasn't part of the Dead show, several bands were being filmed at the Family Dog this night; and at the end of the evening there was an "allstar jam" including Garcia, Santana, and the Jefferson Airplane guitarists, part of which was broadcast. It's not on the Archive (or the 2/4/70 Download Series), but it is on youtube.
2/11/70 - For the Dark Star>Spanish Jam>Lovelight, an enormous crew including most of Fleetwood Mac and the Allman Brothers join the Dead onstage - Peter Green, Duane Allman, Mick Fleetwood, Danny Kirwan, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks & Berry Oakley.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-02-11.late-set2.aud.smith.99152.sbeok.flac16
3/8/70 - A mystery guest takes the mike after Pigpen's Katie Mae and "sings" a blues while Pigpen and the band accompany him - then he continues shouting and tunelessly bleating a harmonica all through Not Fade Away, while the Dead apparently ignore him. This was thought to be Wayne Ceballos; Pigpen seems to have encouraged him onstage, for some reason. Hands-down the worst guest appearance.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-03-08.sbd.9195.sbeok.shnf
3/17/70 - This famed show, where the Dead played with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, doesn't survive on tape. But there are descriptions of the show here:
http://www.theblackdog.org/gd-bpo/
4/9/70 - An unknown guest sings the improvised "Cowboy Song", an interesting Sugar Magnolia-type hoedown, as the audience stamp their feet.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-04-09.sbd.hanno.6157.sbeok.shnf
6/7/70 - During the Other One drum solo, a lady gives a speech to the audience; not only that, but someone's singing off-mike during the Cryptical reprise. Someone also sings "hey baby" over the opening of Cosmic Charlie. The Dead themselves, perhaps unsurprisingly, seem a little unfocused.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-06-07.sbd.hollister.98.sbeok.shnf
7/16/70 - At Bear's going-away party, Janis Joplin sings another Lovelight with Pigpen - this one is much raunchier than last year's.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-07-16.sbd.clugston.6485.sbeok.shnf
8/19/70 - David Crosby plays guitar in Not Fade Away>Lovelight - unfortunately, in the audience tape it's hard to make him out.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-08-19.aud.cotsman.11797.sbeok.shnf
11/11/70 - Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, and Papa John Creach join the Dead during Goin' Down the Road and they play a series of fun jams, blues, and rockers to end the show.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-11.aud.cotsman.17081.sbeok.shnf
11/16/70 - This Hell's Angels benefit has a few guests on several tunes - Steve Winwood on organ, Will Scarlet on harmonica, and perhaps Chris Wood doing some singing in Not Fade Away. (This show used to be known as 11/23/70, but 11/16 Fillmore has become the accepted date.)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-16.sbd.winters.17361.sbeok.shnf
(There is also a Good Lovin' with Hot Tuna (Jorma, Jack, and Papa John) that used to be attributed to 11/16/70, but it's not on the Archive)
11/20/70 - The bonus set with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady features quite a few hot jams and rockers, in better quality than 11/11.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-20.aud.cotsman.9001.sbeok.shnf
11/21/70 - Only part of the set exists, a Cryptical>Other One medley. Ned Lagin says this was the first show he played with the Dead, but he wasn't plugged into the PA, so he's quite inaudible.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-21.sbd.cotsman.17033.sbeok.shnf
(Although it's an acoustic set, I should mention here the 11/21/70 Boston radio show they did after this performance - Garcia & Weir played several acoustic songs in which they were joined by Duane & Gregg Allman. This set's apparently not on deadlists or the Archive.)
12/31/70 - After the Dead show, in the wee morning hours Weir came back for an extra set with Hot Tuna (Jorma, Jack, Will Scarlet on harmonica, Joey Covington on drums) - playing a selection of oldies, most of them in the Dead's setlists, but here done Hot Tuna-style. This is a rare example of hearing Weir (rather than Garcia) as a guest.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-12-31.aftershow.sbd.cole.6171.sbeok.shnf

Guest appearances dropped off significantly in 1971, as the Dead tightened up their shows. In fact, there were none - except for three nights in the Fillmore East run in April:
4/26/71 - Duane Allman plays guitar in Sugar Magnolia, Hurts Me Too, & BIODTL. He's rather low in the mix (and the song selection could be better) - apparently these songs were almost released on the Ladies & Gentlemen set, but were halted by legal issues.
4/27/71 - The Beach Boys emerge from the mists of time for a little mini-set in the middle of the Dead's set.
4/28/71 - In an even more surprising emergence, Tom Constanten reappears - not for a whole set, interestingly, but he plays in the Dark Star>St Stephen>Not Fade Away medley. This was released on Ladies & Gentlemen.

One summer jam session must be mentioned:
8/21/71 at Mickey Hart's barn - The Dead jam for a couple hours with John Cippolina, David Crosby, Nicky Hopkins & Merl Saunders - and amazingly, it's taped:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-08-21.hartjam.aud.17179.sbeok.shnf

1972-73 saw a few more guest appearances:

3/25/72 - Bo Diddley plays a set of his songs with the Dead as backing band during the Academy of Music run. Part of it was released on a Dick's Pick (along with the one-time-only Are You Lonely For Me Baby, How Sweet It Is, and Pigpen's last Smokestack Lightning, from the Dead's set) - and a horrible AUD tape is here -
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-03-25.aud.hanno.horner.22094.sbeok.shnf
7/16/72 - At the end of the show, Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley join the Dead for a fantastic Not Fade Away>Goin' Down the Road>Hey Bo Diddley. (Duane Allman unfortunately couldn't appear, since by this time he had merged with infinity. By the way, the other two '72 Hey Bo Diddleys were done on 5/23/72 and 8/22/72, which are well worth checking out.)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-07-16.sbd-aud.cotsman.11258.sbeok.shnf
9/10/72 - David Crosby appears in this excellent show, playing in Dark Star. (He's less evident in the following songs.)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-09-10.sbd.winters.17690.sbeok.shnf
9/30/72 - Several witnesses in the reviews here report a topless dancer onstage - unfortunately, she doesn't appear on the tapes..... But judging by the Veneta '72 film, such sights were common among Dead audiences. I think it was the 12/31/71 show where the announcer mentioned a naked man running around stage....
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-09-30.sbd.unknown.5681.sbeok.shnf
10/9/72 - Grace Slick appears, not topless but apparently drunk - to start the second set, she sings a Janis-style rap while the Dead play a blues jam. She returns to make a little speech about the band before Truckin'.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-10-09.sbd.vernon.5249.sbeok.shnf
12/31/72 - David Crosby shows up again to play guitar in the fantastic Other One>Morning Dew jam.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-12-31.prefm.vernon.20559.sbeok.shnf
6/10/73 - In one of their giant '73 shows, the Dead give us a famed third set with Dickey Betts, Merl Saunders & Butch Trucks. Interestingly, Garcia picks That's All Right and Takes a Lot to Laugh from his Keystone setlists.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-06-10.sbd.hollister.174.sbeok.shnf
7/28/73 - The encore is the highlight of the show - Not Fade Away, Mountain Jam, and Johnny B Goode with the Allmans and the Band. One of the only times (other than 12/31/73) where you hear Garcia actually playing in a Mountain Jam, rather than just quoting Donovan's melody.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-07-28.sbd.weiner.14196.sbeok.shnf
(A joint Dead/Allmans CD set was prepared some time ago from these '73 shows, but release has been delayed indefinitely.)

A new twist came in September '73. For eight shows in the 9/11 to 9/26 Northeast tour, Joe Ellis & Martin Fierro joined the Dead on horns for Let Me Sing Your Blues Away, the Weather Report Suite, Eyes of the World, Truckin' and Sugar Magnolia. These shows have aroused mixed feelings - while the horns added a free-jazz or New Orleans-ish tinge to the sets, some people feel they're more intrusive than enjoyable. It's also notable that the horns weren't added to other jam songs - and this tour in general was rather light on the deep jams. I suspect the horn players weren't given much practice time to work out arrangements - as a result, we get quite a few second-set jams of Truckin'>Eyes>Weather Report.

Though not a Dead show, 11/28/73 is worth mentioning since Garcia, Lesh, and Hart joined Ned Lagin for a Seastones concert - more prolonged and abstract than the usual Dead jam, but more listenable than Lesh & Lagin's 1974 adventures, since Garcia's doing some interesting things.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-11-28.sbd-seastones.finney.968.sbefail.shnf
(This link also includes the 6/6/75 Seastones show, and outtakes from Tom Constanten's Tarot album, also with Garcia, Lesh & Hart.)

Starting on June 23, 1974, Ned Lagin & Lesh played some Seastones pieces in-between Dead sets at most of the '74 shows. These bass drones & synthesizer noises are a bit too experimental for most people; but there were a few times when the rest of the band would come out and turn Seastones into a full-band jam, leading into generally very spacy sets where Lagin could continue playing with the Dead:
9-11-74 Seastones>space>Eyes of the World>space>Wharf Rat
(not on the Archive)
9/21/74 Seastones>Playin' in the Band
http://www.archive.org/details/gd74-09-21.sbd.miller.30654.sbeok.flacf
10-16-74 Seastones>space>Wharf Rat>space>Eyes of the World
http://www.dead.net/features/tapers-section/january-7-january-13-2008
10-18-74 Seastones>jam>Dark Star>Morning Dew
(partially released on the Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack)

Finally, there are a few 1975 guest appearances:
3/17/75 - Not a show but a session at Weir's studio, in which David Crosby & Ned Lagin rehearse with the Dead on Lagin's birthday - mostly on a couple Crosby songs, Low Down Payment and Homeward Through the Haze. Not one of the more interesting '75 sessions. (The 4/17/75 studio session is also said to have guests - Cipollina, Crosby & Lagin - but I couldn't bring myself to listen. I believe Lagin appears on a number of these studio rehearsals.)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd75-03-17.sbd.vernon.10111.sbeok.shnf
3/23/75 - Ned Lagin (electric piano) & Merl Saunders (organ) join the Dead for this surprising Blues for Allah show. Not only is it a hardcore set to drop on an unsuspecting audience, it's unique in having three keyboardists.
(It's also not on the Archive, since it was on the Beyond Description bonus CD.)
9/28/75 - Matt Kelly plays harmonica on Music Never Stopped and BIODTL.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd75-09-28.sbd.fink.9392.sbeok.shnf (sbd)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1975-09-28.fob.menke-falanga.motb-0069.91770.flac24 (aud)

Once the Dead started touring again, I don't recall any guests onstage until mid-'78, with the likes of Hamza el-Din, Lee Oskar, John Cippolina, and various Pranksters & motorcycles & banjo ladies....but that is a thread for someone else to start.

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Poster: Leobeerguy Date: Oct 26, 2010 6:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests, 1967-1975

WOW, dead-head MONTE. This is a great list of information. Thank you for all the work that you have put into this list. And this forum. I don't post here but very often, so when I do it is something worth talking about. Thanks again. From another Northern Colorado guy. Leo

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 26, 2010 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests, 1976 to the end....

If you check the original post, Earl Powell added a whole bunch of post-'75 guest appearances - not complete or descriptive, but a useful checklist:

http://www.archive.org/post/253296/the-crowded-dead-stage-76-88

(I won't copy & paste this list, it's way too long!)

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Poster: Leobeerguy Date: Oct 26, 2010 6:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests, 1976 to the end....

I guess I should of read this better, Light into Ashes. Thanks for all your input on this too. I saw your name listed after I posted the first time. Thanks to all you guys who help make this a great place to learn more about the Dead.

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Poster: Agricola Date: Oct 26, 2010 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests, 1967-1975

This is excellent! I've always enjoyed shows with special guests. I never realized there were so many. Now, what would really be nice is if someone would do a compilation of special guest shows, or at least portions thereof, and post it somewhere like lossless legs.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Oct 28, 2010 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests, 1967-1975

MY God what info the only two times I ever saw guests were
when Steve Stills played Black Pearl in Jersey 80s and Santana jamed in Oakland on Sugar Magnolia in the late 70s.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Oct 26, 2010 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

Here are 2 that I enjoy......
If you are a fan of Etta James, you will probably enjoy them too!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-12-31.sbd.miller.77301.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-12-30.sbd.gardner.8764.sbeok.shnf

Up to you to determine which of the sources available for each one sounds best to you. Can't go wrong with the CM sources IMO though.

I believe video of the 12/31 show floats around on youtube also.....

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Poster: wineland Date: Oct 26, 2010 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

I'll second the Etta James choice.

A nice interview with Ms. James on Fresh Air
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97588800

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Oct 26, 2010 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

Third. excellent choice

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 26, 2010 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Special guests

I can't believe that no one has mentioned the extraordinary jamming from 2/11/70 with members of the Allman Brothers Band and Fleetwood Mac sitting in for a monster performace of Dark Star> Spanish Jam> Lovelight. This is easily some of the greatest music the band ever performed with guests sitting in...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-02-11.late-set2.aud.smith.99152.sbeok.flac16

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